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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Feb 13, 2009 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Magical Segues: 2/5/70 Caution>NFA>Cumberland

It has been a long timesince this topic was discussed here. The above mentioned segue is one I have never heard discussed, either here or at rec.music.gratefuldead. These two segues are soooooooo sweet. The songs just blend together so well it is like they are three movements of the same musical piece. The NFA>Cumberland is especially sweet as it is a pairing that I believe only happened on this night- the transition is barely noticeable- in fact it sounds almost as if they are going to go back into a caution jam and then BAM Cumberland. Nice.

Check it out. And please do share any unusual segues you have come across that are worth checking out.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 13, 2009 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Magical Segues: 2/5/70 Caution>NFA>Cumberland

Nice Liam! A couple of nice transitions I have been playing a lot lately are also from 1970. This show from Winterland has an unusual and very smooth and natural segue from the Cryptical reprise into Dire Wolf:


This next one is one I really REALLY like, an AUD from the Capitol Theatre. The band is wailing away on a rare and wonderful Midnight Hour and then suddenly and "without a warning" you realize you are listening to Turn On Your Lovelight and can't remember how you got there! Blindsided! This show is sick! Even Sam Cutler, the Dead's road manager gets caught up in the moment and tells the crowd to wait for more, saying over and over " The Grateful Dead! Incredible! An incredible, incredible set by the Grateful Dead! The Dead. Incredible. Incredible, incredible set by the Grateful Dead! Stand by. Stand by. One second people..." before getting the band out for We Bid You Goodnight. The crowd is going nuts. Phil comes out and says "All right guys! It's your show! See ya later!" Check it out!


Another classic is 1/2/72 and the transition from Good Lovin>China Cat Sunflower>Good Lovin'. Classic! They never miss a beat, just a seamless transition in and out of Good Lovin' via China Cat Sunflower. You will find yourself perhaps scratching your head after this and thinking "didn't they just play China Cat in there somewhere? Or am I imagining it?" That's what a great segue will do. There are no signs telegraphing the transition- you just find yourself THERE! "First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain. Then there is."


This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-02-14 05:38:11

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Feb 14, 2009 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Magical Segues: 2/5/70 Caution>NFA>Cumberland

Thanks all for the segues you shared

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 13, 2009 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Magical Segues: 2/5/70 Caution>NFA>Cumberland

I have to check that one out, LF, it sounds great!

One of my favorites is this The Eleven->Sittin' On Top Of The World segue from here:


It seems like it would be weird, but the transition is as smooth as silk, and coming out of a high-energy number like The Eleven ensures that Sittin' takes off like the proverbial Sabre Jet... :)

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Feb 13, 2009 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Magical Segues: 2/5/70 Caution>NFA>Cumberland

Good stuff Liam. The DS > Cumberland segue from DP11 is pretty cool.

Can't tell you exactly why, but I love the TOO > Uncle > TOO suites. Listen to the last minute of TOO and the segue into Uncle - it just works.


I like this one as well, but it's a difficult listen with the quality. Sounds pretty good on RT3 though.


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